The Untold Truth About Matthew Lillard’s Wife Heather Helm

April 18, 2024
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Who is Heather Helm?

Heather Ann Helm was born in Pasadena, California USA, on 17 July 1971 – her zodiac sign is Cancer, and she holds American nationality. She’s a real estate agent and a businesswoman, but who’s probably only known to the public as the wife of Matthew Lillard, a famous American actor, film producer and director.

Early life and education

Heather was raised in Pasadena by her parents, about whom nothing’s known as she respects their privacy; it’s said that her father was a businessman, and her mother a housewife. Because she hasn’t mentioned having any siblings, most people believe Heather to be an only child.

She grew up dreaming of becoming a famous actress or model, and practiced acting in front of her bedroom mirror, becoming interested in it because she spent nearly every night watching movies with her family.

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She studied at La Canada High School, and was into various activities during her four years there, including acting with the school’s drama club, singing with the school’s choir, and running track.

Upon matriculating in 1989, she enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature in 1993.

Heather’s career

Heather hasn’t shared many details with the public concerning her career, but it’s known that she initially worked at The Walt Disney Company as their director of special event marketing; she then moved to Pasadena, and after giving birth to her and Matthew’s first child chose to focus on being a housewife.


In January 2018, she launched the company Compass with Ted Clark, and began working as the director of its estates division; Heather is today also working at the real estate company Pacific Union International.

Love life and marriage with Matthew Lillard

Heather prefers to keep the details of her love life to herself, but has still allowed her fans to have a glimpse into it. She met Matthew Lillard at a party in either 1997 or 1998, and the two exchanged vows on 12 August 2000, in a private ceremony attended by many of their friends and family members. In 2002, she gave birth to their daughter Addison Grace, while their second daughter Macey Lyn followed in 2004, and in 2008, Heather gave birth to their son Liam.

Heather hasn’t spoken of any other men whom she might had been with prior to meeting Matthew, while it’s known that he was previously in a relationship with three women: the American actress Christa Denton between 1993 and 1995, the American actress Christine Taylor in 1995, and the Canadian actress Neve Campbell in 1997.

As of December 2021, Heather is married to Matthew Lillard, and has three children with him.

Hobbies and other interests

Heather’s main hobby is photography, and most of the pictures found uploaded onto her Instagram account have been taken by her; she’s quite active on the network, but is today followed by only about 1,000 people.

Heather likes to travel, and has been all around the US, often to watch her husband shoot for his movies and TV series.


The two have also travelled together to various European countries, including France and England.

Heather is a philanthropist, and has been a member of The Pasadena Children’s Guild for many years now, while she’s also a founding member of the organization Circle of Friends; she’s donated money to Huntington Hospital, as well as to Madison’s Foundation and Friends of Foothill Families.

Heather has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Jim Carrey, Tom Hanks and Anne Hathaway, while a couple of her favorite movies are “Bruce Almighty”, “The Terminal” and “Sleepless in Seattle”.

Age, height and net worth

Heather’s age is 50. She has long blonde hair and blue eyes, her height is 5ft 6ins (1.7m) and she weighs around 130lbs (60kgs).

As of December 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $2 million, while her husband Matthew’s net worth is reputedly also over $2 million.

Who is Matthew Lillard?

Matthew Lyn Lillard was born in Lansing, Michigan USA on 24 January 1970 – his zodiac sign is Aquarius, and he holds American nationality. He has played and voiced characters in more than 150 movies and TV series, but is perhaps still known best for his portrayal of the lead character Shaggy, in the 2002 family comedy movie “Scooby-Doo”. It was directed by Raja Gosnell, also starred Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar, and follows the Mystery Inc. gang who have come to an island to investigate mysterious events which are happening there; the movie won five of the 19 awards for which it was nominated.


Matthew was raised in Tustin, California alongside his younger sister Amy, by their father Jeffrey Lillard, and their mother Paula. He became interested in acting and comedy while attending Foothill High School, and upon matriculating in 1988, Matthew enrolled at American Academy of Dramatic Arts; he launched his acting career during his time there, in the 1990 fantasy horror comedy movie “Ghoulies Go to College”. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1992, and then continued his education at New York City’s Circle in the Square Theatre School.

Matthew gained recognition in 1996, when cast to play Stuart in the critically acclaimed mystery horror film “Scream”, directed by Wes Craven, and which starred Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette.

It follows a teenage girl and her friends who are being terrorized by a serial killer, and the movie won 11 of the 22 awards for which it was nominated; Matthew made a guest appearance in the film’s 1997 sequel, “Scream 2”.

After he had portrayed Shaggy in the 2002 movie “Scooby-Doo”, Matthew went on to reprise his role in the 2004 sequel “Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed”, then voiced the same character in several animated series, including “Mystery Incorporated” and “Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?”

The year 2012 saw him produce and direct the popular comedy film “Fat Kid Rules the World”, in which he also appeared as a psychiatrist. It starred Jacob Wysocki, Matt O’Leary and Billy Campbell, and follows a musician who has hired a chubby teenager with suicidal thoughts to be the drummer in his band; the film won one of the four awards for which it was nominated.


Three of Matthew’s most recent roles have all been in 2021 – romantic comedy film “He’s All That”, the  animated action adventure movie “Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms” (voice role), and the short animated adventure series “Robot Chicken” (voice role).

Matthew has won three of the 15 awards for which he has been nominated: a 1999 Mar del Plata Film Festival Award for Best actor, for “SLC Punk!”, a 2003 Kids’ Choice Blimp Award for Favorite Fart in a Movie, for “Scooby-Doo”, and a 2012 SXSW Film Festival Audience Award for Narrative Spotlight, for “Fat Kid Rules the World”.

Matthew is a huge fan of the tabletop role-playing game “Dungeons & Dragons”, and has participated in various tournaments organized around the USA.

Olivia Wilson

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